Vegan banana bread

This Vegan Banana Bread recipe is super easy, requiring just 9 ingredients and one bowl. It's quick, delicious, and versatile – you can make a loaf or muffins with it. This homemade treat is perfect for kids' lunch boxes or an after-school snack. It's also great for breakfast with butter, and a spoonful of homemade almond butter and berry chia jam.
Vegan banana bread loaf on a glass platter next to a gold cake cutter

This Vegan Banana Bread recipe is super easy, requiring just 9 ingredients and one bowl. It’s quick, delicious, and versatile – you can make a loaf or muffins with it. This homemade treat is perfect for kids’ lunch boxes or an after-school snack. It’s also great for breakfast with butter and a spoonful of homemade almond butter and berry chia jam.

Reasons to love this vegan banana bread recipe

  • Versatile. This recipe can be made into a loaf or muffins, and you can add chocolate chips or nuts to change it up.
  • Quick and easy. You need just 9 ingredients and one bowl.
  • No special equipment. You don’t need an electric mixer. Just a bowl and a spatula.
  • Meal prep-friendly. Just make the bread or muffins on the weekends for quick and easy snacks or breakfasts throughout the week.
  • Has the perfect crumb. Because the banana bread is made with applesauce, it is moist, healthy, and perfect.
  • Vegan. This recipe is egg and dairy-free. You could use gluten-free flour without doubt or make my almond flour banana bread recipe.

Ingredients

I used all-purpose flour for this recipe. Whole wheat pastry flour, spelt flour, or whole wheat flour will also work great. Use overripe bananas; they will be easier to mash, and they will give that perfect banana flavor to the loaf. If you use frozen bananas, let them thaw before adding them to the pan.

Because of the combination of bananas and applesauce, this bread does not need ground flaxseed or flaxseed egg as a binder. Use regular sugar, I do not recommend using brown sugar, coconut sugar, or other types of sweeteners.

Use any vegetable oil, safflower, avocado oil, or even coconut oil if you want a hint of tropical flavors there.

Over ripe bananas in a grey bowl

How to make the best vegan banana bread

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF and grease a standard 9-inch loaf pan or a 12-cup muffin mold.
  • Mash the bananas in a large mixing bowl (using overripe bananas is best to use them) until no large pieces are left. Add the sugar and oil, and mix everything together. Stir in the applesauce and vanilla, and mix until well combined. These are your wet ingredients.
  • Add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Stir until the dry ingredients are incorporated into the wet mixture.
  • Pour the batter into the loaf pan or divide it into the muffin molds with a spoon or 1/4 measuring cup. Bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick or knife tip is inserted into it clean. Let it cool over a wire rack before cutting.

Recipe variations and Mix-ins

Use this vegan banana bread recipe as a base and mix in your favorite add-ins:

  • With chocolate chips. Dark or milk chocolate chips or other flavors like white chocolate or butterscotch chips would be great.
  • With chopped nuts. Chopped walnuts or pecans are a nice addition to banana bread and muffins.
  • With dried fruit. We love raisins, but dried cranberries or blueberries would work well too. 
  • With spices. Add cinnamon, cardamom, allspice, or vanilla powder.

Additional recipe tips

  • The bread was made in a standard-size loaf pan (9 in x 5 in). If you use a pan of a different size, you will need to adjust your baking time.
  • Your bananas should be very ripe with plenty of brown spots. They will mash easier and create the best banana bread flavor and texture.
  • To ensure the bread or muffins don’t stick to the pans, make sure the pans are greased well. You can even use some parchment paper to line the loaf pan for the loaf to ensure it doesn’t stick. This will also help you lift the loaf out of the pan easily.
  • While you might be eager to cut into the loaf when it comes out of the oven, you’ll want to wait until it cools down completely so you’ll get clean slices when you cut into it.
cutting a slice of banana bread




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Vegan banana bread

Alejandra Graf
This Vegan Banana Bread recipe is super easy, requiring just 9 ingredients and one bowl. It's quick, delicious, and versatile – you can make a loaf or muffins with it. This homemade treat is perfect for kids' lunch boxes or an after-school snack. It's also great for breakfast with butter, and a spoonful of homemade almond butter and berry chia jam.
5 de 3 votos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 372 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of neutral flavor oil
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce or pear puree
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven at 350ºF.
  • In a bowl crush the bananas until there are no large pieces. Add the sugar and oil. Mix well until everything is well integrated, add the applesauce and vanilla. Keep stirring until everything is well mixed.
  • Add the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Mix well.
  • Pour the mixture into 12 muffin pieces mold or in a loaf bread mold.
  • Bake it until you insert a toothpick and comes out clean, 20-25 min.

Notes

 
  • To make the puree, cook the apples or pears in very little water until it is very soft.
  • Blend in the blender or with a kitchen robot.
  • I put them in freezer bags and freeze them. 

     

    Storage and freezing tips

    Storage: Store the banana muffins or sliced banana bread in an airtight container on the counter for 2-3 days.
    Freezing: Make sure the banana loaf or muffins are completely cooled. Wrap the loaf tightly in plastic wrap or place the muffins in a single layer in a freezer-safe container. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 372kcalCarbohydrates: 58gProtein: 4gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 284mgPotassium: 304mgFiber: 3gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 38IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 2mg
Keyword banana bread, vegan banana bread

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